Traditional Vietnamese in Welly

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Thanh Giong Pho definitely has a ‘thang’ going on and a vietnamese one at that! A good acronym for ease of pronunciation could be TGP. Located in Chews Lane, it was a little slow to take off six months ago but is now flying high. The owner and staff are just so delightful, accommodating and passionate about food and service. I swear I have never met an awful Vietnamese person. Continue reading

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Amen to Ramen!

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The Ramen Shop in Newtown, is a spinoff business of Hillside Kitchen and Cellar in Thorndon. This concept originated as a pop-up shop around town back in May 2013 and this is now their permanent home. It’s described as a “ramen (everyday Japanese streetfood) joint with a kiwi twist”. It’s extremely clever, unique and it works! Continue reading